DOCA0142EN-05

IP Configuration

Description

The IP CONFIGURATION page allows you to set the IP parameters.

The users with Installer or Engineer roles can change the IP configuration settings.

Navigation to the IP Configuration Page

To view the IP CONFIGURATION page, click SETTINGS > COMMUNICATION > IP CONFIGURATION.

IPv4 Settings

Parameter

Description

Configuration

Allows you to select the IPv4 configuration mode:

  • Check Automatic (default setting) to set IPv4 parameters automatically by using DHCP or BOOTP.

  • Check Manual to set manually the IPv4 parameters (IP address, Subnet mask, and Gateway).

Mode

Allows you to select the mode for assigning the IPv4 parameters by using:

  • DHCP (default setting)

  • BOOTP

NOTE: While using a legacy DHCP server, the device name must be limited to 16 characters.

IP address

Used to enter manually the static IP address of an IFE interface.

Subnet mask

Used to enter manually the Ethernet IP subnet mask address of your network.

Gateway

Used to enter manually the gateway (router) IP address used for wide area network (WAN) communication.

IPv6 Settings

For IPv6 Configuration settings, after clicking Apply Changes, a pop-up message is displayed for confirmation to restart the interface to apply the new settings:

  • Click Yes to restart and apply the setting changes.

  • Click No to cancel the setting modifications and return to the last saved settings.

Parameter

Description

Enable IPv6

Enables IPv6 (Default setting: Enable).

IPv6 address

Static IP address of IFE interface.

NOTE: In the URL address box, use [ ] brackets to enter the link local address.

DNS Settings

Parameter

Description

DNS address

Allows you to select the IPv4 configuration mode:

  • Check Automatic (default setting) to obtain the IP address from the DNS server automatically.

  • Check Manual to set manually the primary and secondary server addresses.

NOTE: Domain name system (DNS) is the naming system for computers and devices connected to a local area network (LAN) or the Internet.

Primary server address

Used to enter manually the IPv4 address of the primary DNS server.

Secondary server address

Used to enter manually the IPv4 address of the secondary DNS server.

Used to perform a DNS resolution when the resolution fails with the primary DNS server.

Duplicate IP Address Detection

While connected to your network, the IFE interface publishes its IP address. To avoid any duplicate IP address conflicts, the IFE interface uses the address resolution protocol (ARP) to see if any other device on your network is using the same IP address. The following table explains how the IFE interface handles a duplicate IP address when it is detected.

Duplicate IP Address Scenario

Scenario

Duplicate IP Detected

Network Status LED

Ethernet link detected

Reverts to the default IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address. ARP requests are sent every 15 seconds until the IP address is available. IFE interface uses the IP address when it is available,

Steady red

Manual address change

Reverts to the default IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address. The ARP requests are sent every 15 seconds until the IP address is available. The IFE interface uses the IP address when it is available.

Steady red

Receives an ARP request

If more than one ARP is detected within 10 seconds, initiate the process to reacquire the IP.

OFF

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